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Old 10-14-2003, 02:05 PM
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What is your driving-related pet peeve? Here is one of mine: people who drive with their fog lights on in clear weather.
One of my pet peeves is when I drive on UT Campus and there are a bunch of cute college girls walking on the side walk in tank tops and short shorts and slippers and I just cannot continue to look at them because I have to keep up with traffic at 25mph with no visible red light or stop signs coming up!

Honestly, it's gotta be people driving 55mph on a 65mph highway in the inner-most fast lane with no intention of merging to the right lane and letting you pass.
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Old 10-14-2003, 02:09 PM
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were you squatting in the left lane?!
NEVER!

Actually, it's usually when I'm stuck behind a left lane squatter.

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Old 10-14-2003, 02:11 PM
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One of my pet peeves is when I drive on UT Campus and there are a bunch of cute college girls walking on the side walk in tank tops and short shorts and slippers and I just cannot continue to look at them because I have to keep up with traffic at 25mph with no visible red light or stop signs coming up!
You have that problem too?
Man, some of those girls should be arrested for causing traffic jam, I tell ya.
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Old 10-14-2003, 02:11 PM
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So many...


  • people not paying attention while driving (eating, makeup, phones, etc)
  • people who wave "thank you" after cutting you off
  • people burning oil in front of me
  • people smoking in front of me
  • people driving in front of me


But my latest is the lack of intelligent highway intersections in Austin (620/35, Parmer/Mopac come to mind). Nothing like sitting in line to get into a highway just because there's only one lane and you need to get on the access road first!
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Old 10-14-2003, 02:15 PM
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NEVER!

Actually, it's usually when I'm stuck behind a left lane squatter.

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hmmm, i'd do it 'gaters too.
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Old 10-14-2003, 02:16 PM
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You have that problem too?
Man, some of those girls should be arrested for causing traffic jam, I tell ya.
traffic jams due to rubbernecking?
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Old 10-14-2003, 02:30 PM
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Actually, I have two:

-People that don't stop when making right turns on a red or stop sign
-People that talk on cell phones while driving, slouched back and the right in their seat, and with nothing more than a limp wrist draped over the top of the steering wheel
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Old 10-14-2003, 02:33 PM
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So many...

  • people who wave "thank you" after cutting you off


  • I do that all the time. Next time wave back at me!
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    Old 10-14-2003, 02:34 PM
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    Quote:
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    You have that problem too?
    Man, some of those girls should be arrested for causing traffic jam, I tell ya.
    I remember back in college, I was driving on campus and was going uphill curving to the left. There was an info booth for visitors but I forgot about it while looking at a beautiful girl walking on the sidewalk. Then I looked back towards the forward direction and almost hit the info booth. It would have been seriously embarassing if that actually had happened. But then again, who knows, I might just meet the girl and she would melt that I hit the info booth for her.
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    Old 10-14-2003, 02:36 PM
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    hmmm, i'd do it 'gaters too.
    ohhhh, so you're the left lane squatter!

    Anyway, I always keep a few car lengths.

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    Old 10-14-2003, 08:28 PM
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    High performance cars that are driven "granny-style".

    Yeah, the speed limit would be nice, but I'm talking 5-10 BELOW the limit, and I'm usually trapped behind them.

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    Old 10-14-2003, 08:41 PM
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    cops, people going slow in the left lane, people cutting me off, people in r1cey civics trying to race me
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    Old 10-14-2003, 09:16 PM
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    • parking in the fast lane
    • people who don't signal
    • oil burners (there's a state hotline for this, which forces a sniff test for registration)
    • make-up & cellphone use
    • kids in Hondas/Mustangs who think they're Mario Andretti

    But most of all - the $800 hoopty next to me with the Lazyboy bucket seats, $4k worth of "dubs," a driver with congenital "ghetto lean," and a @#$% stereo that I feel.
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    Old 10-14-2003, 11:10 PM
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    Quote:
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    What is your driving-related pet peeve? Here is one of mine: people who drive with their fog lights on in clear weather.
    Nothing. Until the actions of the other driver impact me, then Everything!
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    Old 10-15-2003, 03:15 AM
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    My peeves while driving in Oklahoma....

    People who stop on the on ramp and wait for a gap in traffic instead of accelerating and merging into traffic on the interstate/highway

    People who hog up the passing lane and look at you funny when you pass them.

    People who pass on the right of the vehicle instead of the left.

    My peeves here in Bosnia

    You're driving and a tractor/mule cuts you off

    You're at a stop light and some Gypsy kids climb all over your hood to clean your window

    You're walking on the sidewalk and notice a car coming towards you

    Someone passes you and immediately makes a right turn in front of you

    Happy motoring
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    Old 10-15-2003, 06:24 AM
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    I have many but the biggest and most important is:

    People who dont understand (or just dont care) the concept of:

    SLOWER TRAFFIC KEEP RIGHT
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    Old 10-15-2003, 06:36 AM
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    Old 10-15-2003, 11:48 AM
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    • make-up
    I saw a lady this morning behind me trimming her eyelashes with one of those nasty curved "eyelash clipper contraptions". That certainly can't be a recommended activity while driving.
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    Old 10-15-2003, 11:49 AM
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    I saw a lady this morning behind me trimming her eyelashes with one of those nasty curved "eyelash clipper contraptions". That certainly can't be a recommended activity while driving.
    you mean this?


    that's an eyelash curler, not clipper
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    Old 10-15-2003, 11:51 AM
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    that's an eyelash curler, not clipper
    Now, I am scared
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    Old 10-15-2003, 11:57 AM
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    A couple of things...

    Major offendors:
    1. Failing to use your turn signal (don't give me the "I don't use them when there is no one around" bit, they more important for the people that you can't see than they are for the people that you can see).
    2. Slower traffic keep right.

    If people followed the above 2 habits, I really beleive that 80% of road rage would be eliminated.

    Minor offendors:
    1. Fog lights when its not foggy.
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    Old 10-15-2003, 12:00 PM
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    I think e36 drivers who have not upgraded their headlights should get a reprieve from ridicule when using the fog lights. I can't see sh*t at night in my car. Sometimes, *gasp* I put on the foglights and it makes a small improvement.
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    Old 10-15-2003, 12:02 PM
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    you mean this?


    that's an eyelash curler, not clipper
    That's it! Surely some kind of sick torture instrument
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    Old 10-15-2003, 12:09 PM
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    That's it! Surely some kind of sick torture instrument
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    Old 10-15-2003, 12:13 PM
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    Now, I am scared
    c'mon---I'll be gentle
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